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Or you got it or you ain't: the nature of leadership in libraries

McMenemy, D. (2007) Or you got it or you ain't: the nature of leadership in libraries. Library Review, 57 (4). pp. 265-268. ISSN 0024-2535

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Abstract

To examine the nature of leadership as a set of skills that can be acquired, vs the argument that they are skills a person either has or has not, and discuss this in relation to the recent focus on leadership in libraries. Argues that an over-emphasis on leadership in the library manager is a potential danger to the collegiality of the profession, and that leadership is such a diversely interpreted term that it leads to a mishmash of ideas and emphases within the wider profession.